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FOX News
Feb 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
fronts for people president obama has chosen for some key jobs in his second term. first, the man originally nominated as nato supreme allied commander europe is being one source tells fox news, "pushed out the door." general john allen was chosen some time ago for the post. but the nomination expired in an uncomfortable investigation in to the general's e-mail exchanges with tampa socialitegill keley -- socialite jill kelley. he was leery of rehashing the issue in con fiormation process. a source tells ed henry allen was pushed out by the white house and will retire. requested if they pushed allen out, the administration officials point to comments by it was secretary leon panetta who today lauded allen's service. but did not say if he wants him renominated. he told him to "think about what you need to do." allen's e-mails were discovered in the investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus. rand paul says he is prepared to put a hold on the nomination of john brennan as the new c.i.a. director. until brennan answers his questions about drones. paul says he wants to
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am EST
and blocked president obama as a president. i feel like a democratic president should be able to put into the cabinet who he wants to put in that position. the simple fact is, he is the president. why should a democratic president allow people like lindsey gramm, john mccain, who ran for president -- the federalist papers speaks directly about the filibuster. hamilton's book about this. when a small minority is able to -- is able to stop the progress of the american people, please put somebody in have of them speak on the filibuster. pull some -- put somebody in and have them speak on the filibuster. host: here are some quotes about the luster -- the filibuster. an independent culpa --call from michigan. caller: there are more important issues. i think this is a slap to our presidency and an insult. host: on twitter -- being park, illinois, chris and the republican line. caller: if you look closely at what republicans are objecting to, it is one or two things. especially because mr. hagel is a republican, he looks alarmed getting attacked on those accounts. if he has an honest disagr
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
out of washington, dc, and especially from president obama, is a very schizophrenic political game. if you understand the whole idea about sequester came from the white house, and we know that for a fact because according to the press secretary, according to senator bachus and bob worldy, and then in 2011 said he would veto any plan to avoid the sequester. and then in 2012 he said the sequester could not happen. now he comes back from playing golf with tiger woods, he has his conference and starts with the fear mongering and the threats. it's very simple, neil. there are two pieces of legislation that will replace the sequester with very real spending cuts that we passed last year in the house of representatives, hr5652 and hr6684. but you also talk about something that we all must realize. until we move away from the baseline budget system where we have an increase and basically talking about cutting the increase, we'll never get to the real problem in wbc. >> when i looked at what the republican strategy was on this, sit this out, wait the president out, continue with their vacat
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
continued and robust ly expanded under president obama. just last month in his second inaugural address president obama called for an inlasting p does not require perpetual war, but that is what this administration has largely institutionalized. this week, michael isikoff got a hold of a secret department of justice memo which outlines the legal basis for the administration to use legal force in count terrorism tactics even against american citizens. this is the provocation for use of force and one that trumps constitutional protections and it goes further that the military can engage in a preemptive attack even without clear evidence that a specific p attack is eminent. while we can be sure that a mere territorial dispute will not lead our troops back into the trenches burk the trenches, but the explanation of what constitutes a preemptive strike, we are left of asking, what will get us out of war? and joining us is roulajabril, and professor of law at syracuse university, and the chairman of the project against unjust crimes to end humanity, and the editor of "time" magazine which is
PBS
Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
has placed it in the center of the national debate. michelle obama attended the funeral of hadiya pendleton who was shot to death near her school days after marching in the presidential inaugural parade and pendleton's parents joined mrs. obama as her guest at the state of the union speech last week. president obama returned to his hometown last week to stress the need for action on gun violence. >> last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city. and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months. >> ifill: in fact, just hours after the president spoke, 18-year-old jay mcrland was shot and killed in chicago. her 14-year-old sister destiny warren had attendd the president's speech. the fallout from gun violence has extended to politics, as chicago moves toward next week's special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by jesse jackson jr. >> in the race... fill: a gun-control group financed by new york mayor michael bloomberg has spent more than a million dollars on ads attacking candidates there
FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
, president obama is also signaling he is prepared to go it alone. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the white house says it's a backup plan but news of presidential version of immigration reform caught many on capitol hill by surprise. even one of the president's own confy dammits admits it was a mistake -- confydants admits it was a mistake to go public. ed henry has the top story. >> it was only three weeks ago president obama was in las vegas suggesting he hold back on submitting his own immigration plan to give bipartisan talks a chance to succeed. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based op my proposal. and insist they vote on it right away. >> that promise to wait until congress goes first is shattered with the republicans furious over a leaked draft over a white house plan on immigration in "usa today." >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? or does he want another to beat up republicans
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 10:00am PST
? >> the magic moment whenever it occurs in the obama second term when he becomes a lame duck will occur when his party breaks with him on something significant. the bold obama 2.0 only as long as they're willing to indulge him. this as gas prices are high. and the shrinking, shrinking, disposable income for the middle class the president says he's helping and global warming could be where his party threw up their hands, you claimed us when you made us walk the plank in 2009. we're not doing it again. >> megyn: i refer to your power play write-up quoting chuck schumer in 2006 saying the high gas prices then are a metaphor for an economy keeps biting people despite overall good numbers. even though we talk about things like the stock market, which is doing great. and some other items, you feel gas prices in a way you don't feel-- you feel the increases at the grocery store and gas prices and definitely feel a hit in your paycheck and a lot of americans are right now. >> that's right, if you're $40 a week poorer because of the payroll tax holiday and if you're $10 a week poorer because of filling y
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 8:00am PST
as congressional republicans. remember, president obama last year during the debate with mitt romney said the sequester won't happen, so this is going to happen on his watch. at the same time obama's approval ratings arat a three-year high. there is risk for the g.o.p. here, the republicans are very flus traited with the white house, they are staying that the white house is not serious about spending cuts so they have to take whatever cuts they can get, even these spending reduction -gs, which they don't like, but they say something has to be done. jon: along those lines rich lowry of the national review wrote this regarding republicans. he said republicans want to blame president barack obama for the idea of the sequester even though they signed on to it as a bipartisan deal to get past the tkebl ceiling showdown of 2011. do they think that no one will remember that they voted for the deal? he does have a point. >> he does. it's a tough uphill climb i think for republicans. president obama has the bully pulpit of course and right now republicans are issuing press releases. they are not i
FOX News
Feb 20, 2013 8:00am PST
a video showing president obama and american soldiers in flames. the update happening now. our top story today a desperate search for the missing in the wake of a powerful explosion. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. crews are sifting through the charred rubble of a popular restaurant in kansas city after a natural gas explosion just blew it apart right before the evening rush. witnesses said the blast sounded like thunder and felt like an earthquake with a force so great it knocked out windows blocks away. flames from the massive four-eye hrarp four-alarm fire soared high into the night sky leaving 14 people injured and left two unaccounted for. one of them was found, is being treated in the hospital. firefighters with cadaver dogs are trying to locate another person, a woman who worked at jj's restaurant. >> we've been in contact with jimmy francey the owner. his first concern was not the restaurant, or the 27 years he's been in business but the people who worked with him in that business for a number of years and their safety. he was out of town and head
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
that off? could you cut 2 1/2% from the hemmer budget? bill: i could, yeah, this afternoon. president obama is talking about his round of golf with tiger wood for the first time now. this is from 2009, this picture. of a the white house took heat for shutting out the white house press corps. did you hear tiger. >> he hit the ball well and got amazing touch. he can certainly chip-and-putt. if he ever spent, after these four years, if he spend more time playing the game of golf, i'm sure he can get to where he's a pretty good stick. new honey bunches of oats greek yogurt and whole grain. here we go. honey cornflakes and chunks of greek yogurt. i'm tasting both the yogurt and the honey at the same time. i'm like digging this yogurt thing. i feel healthy. new honey bunches of oats greek. martha: we are just getting some wire reports here. police are on the scene in las vegas. a shooting was reported near the vegas strip. about 4:20 a.m. their time this happened. they're on the scene. we'll keep a close eye on it. we'll bring you the latest on that developing situation as we get more. bill: mean
CNN
Feb 12, 2013 9:00am PST
. is the first one under kim jong-un, press obama calls it a threat to u.s. security and world peace. the first indication of the underground test came when seismologists detected a tremor in an area not known for earthquakes. >>> in his state of the union speech tonight, president obama will announce 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan by this time next year. jake tapper, the first to break the news after talking to sources who know about the president's speech. the move's going to cut the number of troops in afghanistan by more than half. troop reductions will continue through the end of next year. >>> so more than 4,000 people if you can imagine this, stuck on this cruise ship, disabled cruise ship. they are hot. they are hungry. they are holding their noses because toilets are overflowing. folks feeling desperate now. the ship is finally on the move. you have tugboats towing it to mobile, alabama, originally headed to a port in mexico but strong currents pushed it 90 miles north. want to bring in bret nutt. his wife is on the ship. he's been talking to her. you and i talked yes
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 9:30pm EST
of the state speech by governor david heineman. then after that president obama and represent roby. >> i think the women themselves, in many cases, were interested in politics but had no vehicle to express that in their own lives so they were attracted to men who were going to become politically active or already politically active. >> each of them i find intrigue gigging precisely because they are so obscure. i think half of these women probably would be almost totally unrecognizable to most men and women on the street. >> c-span premieres its new series "first ladies, influence." we're exploring the lives who served as first lady from martha washington to michelle obama. season one begins monday night on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. watch the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 p.m. on c-span. >> nebraska governor gave his state of the state address. he gave the plan to lower income tax and corporate income taxes. this is about 20 minutes. >> thank you very much. mr. president, mr. speaker, members of the legislature, tribal chairmen, distinguished guests, friends and fellow nebr
FOX News
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
on what investigators think went wrong in a live report. martha: president obama in his super bowl interview. he dropped a bit of news. he is pushing once again for increased revenues. there is only one way to get those these days when you have got an economy that's not growing. former president wash adviser karl rove is here with us next. gregg: a little boy in alabama still being held hostage. this is the 7th day as new details emerge about this suspect. >> we can't physically do anything. all we can do is meet up and pray. >> he's coming out. we don't know when and we won't know why probably. when vegetabls reach the peak of perfection. the vegetables do. at green giant, we pk vegetables only when they're perfect. then freeze them fast so they're are as nutritious as fresh. [ green giant ] ho ho ho. ♪ green giant but they have to use special care in keeping the denture clean. dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident is designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formul
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 3:00am PST
the pictures of president obama playing golf with tiger woods this weekend? neither did we. >> the media covering the president was shut out. the press corps complained. >> folks, there are a lot of holes in the story, specifically 18 of them. but i believe america deserves to know, who drove the cart? who rode shotgun? did the president hit from the ladies' tee? did he replace his divots? or did he send susan rice to cover them up? but folks, oh, yeah, yeah, you're just as upset as i am, i can tell. >> good morning, it's wednesday, february the 20th. with us on set here in new york city, msnbc contributor mike barnic barnicle, economic analyst steve rattner, former policy adviser to the bush administration, dan senor, "fortune's" assistant managing editor, leigh gallagher and editorial writer for "the washington post," msnbc contributor jonathan capehart. morning, everybody. >> morning. >> good morning. >> morning. >> joe and mika have the morning off. have we heard enough yet about the fight between the press and the white house over tiger woods? >> oh, stop it. just please, stop it. >
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 1:00am EST
, it is a goal. certainly, that is what president obama said he supports, that someday -- probably not in this lifetime, but some day we should hope for a world that would be free of nuclear weapons. i have heard you say that you agree with those two statements prepared but do you also agree that as long as nuclear weapons exist, we have to maintain a safe, secure, and effective nuclear arsenal to deter any adversary? >> yes, completely, absolutely. i have never had any position but that. as i indicated this morning and this afternoon, i will continue to take the position. as i said in my opening statement and an answer to other questions, our nuclear deterrent has probably been the core of keeping world peace and avoiding a world war iii. as long as there is the threat of nuclear weapons, and like you noted and president obama noted in his speech in 2009, it probably will not happen in our lifetime. but just as you noted, and in senator read's comments about what president reagan laid on the cape -- on the table in 1986, we need to keep working on it and moving forward and temptin
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
president obama and secretary clinton hugged the focus to the asia-pacific, but you have worked with her mother. so my question is to southeast asia and what you share with your vision of how to build brown eyes next year i think burma will be the chair and how to build a to the centrality role in how to work into that. the code of conduct and the rule of law to resolve some of the conflicts? >> i think it would for sure. i have to say since i haven't had a chance to visit burma myself yet, i'm probably less conversant with it than i am at the other major cases we are working on. but clearly there is plenty of opportunity for progress in this phase in the u.s. policy is really trying to drive back. in terms of the rest of southeast asia, right now as we look at future engagement, there are a couple countries we have to be sensitive to and that we are reviewing. but we haven't got much beyond that stage. sorry not to be better informed to answer your question. >> when the back row there. >> thanks, claudia. mr. ambassador, you mention the crowded field out there. [laughter] doing the pre-
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 8:00pm EST
to get a sense on how significant a dent that could put in the relationship if president obama says no to the keystone. >> i think it depends on how it is managed between the two leaders. this is a case in which the prime minister believes this is an important issue for canada. it was understandable in the context of the run-up to the presidential election campaign the last time that he was saying no and there were other issues that were more of a local nature as well at the site, it could be accepted as something that was more in the nature of the delay and a flat-out refusal. i think it will be meaningful. it will be important how it is explained if the answer is no. what is the justification? what is the reality that is perceived to come out of it? if their reasons are door that you describe them, i will be found -- that will be found unacceptable and that would be a problem. >> in talking to canadian politicians, there are some things out of joint. a lot of it has to do with the suggestion that if canada were to do more on the climate change front, this might help us. canadian p
FOX Business
Feb 21, 2013 11:00am EST
their money on president obama when it comes to the cyber security war. dagen: another cold glass to our nation's heartland. connell: the tough decisions that need to be made when a company's brand is engulfed in scandal. dagen: it is the top of the hour. nicole: i am watching a market that really continues to sell off. there are concerns about whether or not the fed will hold the stimulus at any point. today you have accelerated selling. we are down about 57 points. the dollar remained to the upside. i am seeing most sectors lower. a lot of groups under. back to you. connell: the secretary of defense leon panetta is now warning that the pentagon is planning a partial virgo. dagen: to wait in "wall street journal" board member, jason riley. if you look at, it will only be about 45 billion discretionary mandatory cuts. >> we are talking about 7% in defense, 5% and domestic spending. the sequestration goes through, you know, the first responders will go away. cities will burn. border control, at this rate, illegal immigrants will raid this country. connell: you think it is basically no big
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
with no intervening action or debate, that no further motion be in order, president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action, and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. under the previous order, the senate stands in recess until the senate finance committeel approved the name of jack lew of treasury secretary. iowa senator chuck grassley voted against the nomination, citing lew's role in citigroup during the bailout. here is what some of what senator grassley had to say. >> finally, mr. lew, i'm concerned about the attitude of this administration, supporters criticize the senate usually anonymously, exercising basic due diligence regarding this nominee. they don't like anyone questioning them and they don't like answering questions. despite their tactics we must continue to perform their senate vital role of advise and consent. what we've seen so far mr. lew is getting ad being paid by taxpayer supported institutions. citigroup received a taxpayer-funded bailout and gave mr. lew a piece of it on his way out
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> and president obama challenged by dick cheney, the former vp calling the president's pick for his national security team, quote, second rate. are his choices putting our safety at risk? we'll report you decide. >> mike: plus the regulation nation keeps getting bigger. and this month the obama administration is proposing even more to the, you know, of 60 billion dollars? but on what? "fox & friends" hour two on a sunday starts right now. ♪ >> well, people across the northeast and new england still reeling from this weekend's massive snowstorm and today, they'll start digging out and dumped several inches to over three feet of snow in some areas. >> alisyn: three feet of snow. it broke records. one the of the hardest hit states is connecticut where we find our anna kooiman, live in milford with the latest. there she is against a snow bank. >> reporter: yeah, very chilly. it's 11 degrees here in milford and we can tell you that folks in the northeast, they're used to dealing with this wild winter weather, but even folks here say it's been a long time since they've seen this much snow. we
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 1:00am EST
are not expecting congress to come up with an agreement. there has been a focus on what can president obama do? keystone is not the only thing we're talking about in the united states. there has been new regulation proposed. that will be where we can make an executive order happened urate also the executive opportunity does extend to keystone. the president has an opportunity there. looking at existing carbon pollution and united states, we have to tackle that. we look at keystone as future carbon emissions. the opportunity here is for the country to work on their climate target together. this should not be a finger pointing exercise. can canada and the united states meet their targets? i think canada has further to go but that can be done. >> the canadian government has said they're going to come out with regulations for the oil and gas sector. we are waiting to see what they are. if they came out with strong regulations that would meet those targets, what groups like yours say that is great? would it make any difference to the opposition to this project? >> we are interested in time a policy
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm EST
'm tempted to describe president obama's spending and tax ideas as small ball, but they're worse than that. they represent a conscious decision to neglect some of the most pressing issues that confront our country. you might even say it's a dereliction of duty in the battle to save america. last week, the congressional budget office projected that our gross national debt will increase from $16 trillion in 2012 to $26 trillion in 2023. now, that may seem like a long way off, but just since president obama has been president, the national debt's gone up by 55%, just in the last four years. but if you project that forward to 2023 when some of these young men and women who are working here as pages will be looking at entering the work force and looking at their futures, all they will see ahead of them is debt and a reduced standard of living. this is what lies ahead for all of us unless we embrace real spending cuts and unless we deal with the unfunded liabilities of medicare and social security. now, president obama has a secret strategy for getting our debt under control, we'd all love to he
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2013 12:30am EST
of nebraska and every state in america is required by law to implement president obama's new federal health care law. the financial impact is enormous. it will cost more than $170 million in federal and state funds over the next eight years to implement just the technology and administration required by the new federal health care law. and even more significant, it will cost the state of nebraska $72 million in new general funds in this budget for the growth of the current medicaid program as a result of the new federal health care law. that's $72 million in new general fund spending for president obama's new federal health care law -- money that should be going to state aid to education or higher education. i am also very concerned about federal economic policy and its impact on nebraska. unlike the federal government, we don't spend money we don't have. we balance our budget in state government and our family budgets by controlling spending, not by raising taxes. nebraskans are very careful and conservative in how they spend their money. this conservative approach has led to positive nati
FOX Business
Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
. another developing story, yet another obama administration member warning about the fallout of the spending cuts. the clock keeps ticking down to the march 1 deadline. rich edson has the very latest. rich: good afternoon, shibani. highlighting the dangers of the automatic spending cuts. president obama is trying to get people in congress to try to agree to taxes on wealthier people. the law requires the administration to cut other positions. in a statement, the beef association rights, this place has a legal duty on the usda and administration to carry out this service. a duty in which we have recognized as essential in the past. while we understand the hardships placed on the agencies through sequestration, we are severely disappointed secretary millsap has chosen to take his path of threatening to halt and speculations. if not you have to give notice. you can only implement this caught in a really short window. there are not that many nonessential people that you could lay off for three months to avoid having to deal with the inspectors. rich: there is little movement in c
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
>> president obama has nominated chuck hagel to replacereplace leon panetta as e secretary. mr. hegel is a war veteran. he served in the senate until 2009. after his senate career, he became part of a foreign-policy think tank. at his confirmation hearing today, he had some back and forth with former colleagues, including senator john mccain. that exchange is about an hour and a half into the hearing. later, we will get your thoughts about the nomination and hearing on our phone lines at 11:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 pacific. carl levin chairs the armed services committee and makes the opening statement. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> good morning, everybody. the committee meets today to consider the nomination of former senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. before i begin, i want to first welcome senator inhofe as the new ranking republican on our committee, succeeding senator mccain. senator mccain has been a great partner over the past six years, and i thank him for all the work he has
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
of the story coming up later, barbara. thanks very much into here in washington, president obama is doing an end around the national press today. he's taking questions from local tv stations, blaming congress for doing nothing to avoid these forced spending cuts scheduled to take effect in just nine days. so what kind of cuts is the president willing to take? jim acosta confronted the white house press secretary today with that question. jim is joining us now. how did it go? >> reporter: wolf, here we go again. the white house and congress move one day closer to the massive forced spending cuts that go into effect at the end of next week. and even though they both agree it's a problem, they are both busy blaming each other to fix it. the white house sounding the alarm. poor children will be tossed out of classrooms, health services will be slashed, border security will be compromised and the economy will take a hit if forced budgets cuts begin to happen on march 1st and the obama administration says republicans will be to blame. >> the pleas that the republicans are making are throw these
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2013 9:00am EST
secretary of defense. his record of service to this country is untarnished. 12 days later president obama's support for his qualified nominee is still strong. 12 days later the majority of senators still support his confirmation. senate republicans have delayed for the better part of two weeks for one reason: partisanship. at a time when our nation faces threats abroad -- and that's an understatement -- there is a fair and constructive confirmation process. politically motivated delays send a terrible signal to our allies around the world and they send a terrible signal to tens of thousands of americans serving in afghanistan, other parts of the world and people serving in the united states. for the sake of national security it is time to set aside partisanship. the three days across-the-board cuts to defense spending are scheduled to take effect. the pentagon needs a seasoned leader to diplomat these cuts, cuts for which an overwhelmingly majority of republicans in congress voted. the so-called sequester, mr. president, was supported by 174 republicans in the house of representatives, 28
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 12:00pm PST
. what are we hearing from the white house? >> president obama called john baner and mitch mcconnell about the upcoming cuts. today. no details are being released. right now on capitol hill house democrats are holding a hearing, looking at the impact of the scheduled cuts. >> eight days from now, a tremor will hit the american economy that is both unwelcome and unnecessary. it is an across-the-board cut in spending that some estimate will cost us 750,000 american jobs. >> congressman andrews said that often catastrophes are unavoidable. this one, he said, is completely avoidable. >> shepard: of course it is. it is this bunch of people in washington on the both sides of the aisle who say, if we don't get something done by this date, sequester kicks in. you now hey they decide to stop sequester? decide it doesn't have to kick in. >> leading republicans say they're open to a compromise on spending but saying no more new taxes. the president obama called for a balanced approach and the outcome was tax increases, cantor says, quote, president obama says unless he gets a second tax
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
that upheld the individual mandate provision of president obama's health care reform legislation, and i'm wondering, for those of us who are observers of the court, apart from the holding in the case, what lessons might we learn from the experience of that case? >> i hope it's a case that will be taught in law schools. i fully expect that my defense saying that this legislation fit within the commerce clause easily, that that will someday become the law of the land. i was astonished, frankly, at the majority view about that case. but i think it's a wonderful teaching tool. and as you know, the law and the meaning was a failed. achieve -- was upheld. the chief justice decided it didn't fit within the commerce power but the tax power is very broad, so what the law calls a penalty was, in fact, a tax and so it was upheld on that basis. so i do think the commerce clause ruling will turn out to be an aberration. and you can compare it to the way it was before 1937. when the court, now referred to as nine old men, and they were striking down economic and social legislation from the states, fr
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2013 8:00pm EST
, republican leaders spoke of the upcoming budget cuts, known as a sequestration. president obama is in newport news, virginia and talks about the effects of sequestration would have on them middle-class. -- on the middle class. the senate voted to confirm senator chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. the final vote was 58-41 with four republicans joining 52 democrats and two independents in voting aye. next, the 25 minute debate on the senate floor. >> it is now time for us to vote up or down on the nomination for many reasons. the nomination has been before us now inadequate time to get the information which our colleagues have asked for. there is also the looming fact of sequestration. we need to have a secretary of defense who is not only in office, but whose leadership is not in limbo, but is there. our troops need it. their families needed. our country needs it. we have 66,000 military arsenal in harms way in afghanistan. the president of afghanistan has directed the united states to remove its special operations forces from a key afghan province. our military bases key decisions abo
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2013 9:00am EST
, this was summarized in a letter to president obama in '09. bilateral, never unilateral. nothing was ever suggested on a unilateral basis or taken down arsenal, negotiate, verifiable. these are the terms that was in the report. as senator nunn said in his opening statement, and i have alluded generally to this, mainstream thinking of most presidents we've had in the last 65 years, and i go back to ronald reagan, ronald reagan's comments as senator nunn quoted was reduction of nuclear weapons for the obvious reasons. that is why we have engaged in treaties to reduce nuclear weapons. those were not unilateral arrangements. those were bilateral arrangements. and i will continue in the transcript on page 121, line two, where senator ayotte asks, here is what's troubling. you have testified before this committee today that you have never been for unilateral nuclear disarmament. in other words, unilateral actions by the united states of america, yet this report itself which you call an illustration, it's illustration our recommendation or however you want to frame it, is to actually, there are many recom
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
environmental issues among our top priorities. as president obama stressed in his state of the union address earlier this week, there is an undeniable trend of warmer climates and a rise in the frequency of natural disasters which cause devastation across this nation. we are headed in the wrong direction, and we need serious action to protect our planet. we can fight global warming while still growing our economy. we can do it by investing in clean renewable resources like wind and solar with equipment produced right here in the united states of america. by dealing seriously with environmental issues, we can boost our economy, decrease our reliance on foreign oil and leave a better world for our children. these should be our top priorities as members of congress, as citizens and as parents and it is time these issues receive the attention that they deserve. i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from utah rise? >> mr. speaker, i rise to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle
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